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afp.com — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday branded the murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants as "outrageous and unforgivable" and demanded the immediate release of a second captive, amid growing global revulsion.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @PreetiJha: Japanese hostage's father says his mind "went totally blank" bit.ly/1JEImpn @AFP Heartbreaking

Jan 25, 2015

Japanese hostage's father says his mind "went totally blank" bit.ly/1JEImpn @AFP Heartbreaking

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Box hits Wall Street with a bang after IPO

iphone.afp.com — Cloud storage startup Box soared in its Wall Street debut Friday after a public share offering, pushing its market value to $2.7 billion.

A traveler comes home

blogs.afp.com — "I've worked for AFP for nearly 15 years, and I can say I've covered pretty much everything - but this was my first rodeo," writes AFP's Jewel Samad after covering the PBR 'Monster Energy Buck-Off', billed as a showdown between the best bull riders in the world.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @shauntandon: Late Jacques Lhuillery, who charmed carnivals and heads of state. Moving tribute by @rdecourson @AFPBlogs blogs.afp.com/correspondent/…

Jan 23, 2015

Late Jacques Lhuillery, who charmed carnivals and heads of state. Moving tribute by @rdecourson @AFPBlogs blogs.afp.com/correspondent/…

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Regreso al mundo de los vivos

blogs.afp.com — Viernes, 23 Enero, 2015 - Detrás de la imagen Tras cerrar 2014, un año marcado por las guerras, las masacres, las epidemias y otras tragedias, fotógrafos de AFP cuentan la historia de imágenes bellas o esperanzadoras, tomadas en el contexto de eventos dramáticos.